Local Things to Do

Visitors can search this section for all the up and coming hotspots, new events, local happenings and things to do. Find out where the locals go in St. Augustine and why. The area’s family-friendly events are listed as well as local ongoing events for adults. While on a trip to the nation’s oldest city visitors can experience the town from a resident’s point of view and enjoy the variety of things to do in the downtown district, at the beaches, on Anastasia Island and beyond. Local farmers markets, guided tours, special events, outdoor activities and more await visitors in this small coastal town.

E.g., October 17, 2018

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Dweezil Zappa: Choice Cuts! World Tour 2018

Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

Dweezil Zappa brings his "Choice Cuts!" World Tour 2018 to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in a live concert and will also host a Guitar Master Class earlier in the day.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sykes Family Farms Crop Maze

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, October 6 – November 4, 2018

Explore the truly "amaizing" crop maze at Sykes Family Farms and enjoy lots of other fun fall activities.

17th Annual Tactile Art Show

October 5 - 28, 2018
Free Event

The 17th Annual Tactile Art Show features a variety of touchable art, including pottery, sculpture, fiber art and more.

Pumpkin Patches in St. Augustine

Throughout the month of October in 2018

Pumpkins and fall festivals abound in St. Augustine during the month of October.

These St. Augustine restaurants and bars offer live music on Sundays throughout the year.

Fort Matanzas Kayak Trips

Thurs.–Sun., October 11–14 & 25–28, 2018 | Times vary (see below)
(904) 209-0335
603 Euclid Ave.
Free Event

This intermediate-level kayak trip explores the Tolomato River and Robinson Creek on Fort Mose.

George Orwell's 1984

Friday – Sunday, Oct. 26 - 28 & Nov. 2 - 4, 2018. | See details below for show times.

The nightmare of the Big Brother Society comes to life in A Classic Theatre’s stage production of George Orwell’s 1984.

St. Augustine Flea Market

Every Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free Event

Huge flea market offering a variety of vendors including a hydroponic U-pick farm offering fresh produce.

Salt Air Farmers Market

Every Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(904) 315-0952
Free Event

Visitors can shop for local eats and treats at this farmers market at Marineland.

Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Be a part of history at the Castillo de San Marcos every weekend!

Halloween Costume Contest

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 2 – 5 p.m.
(904) 827-0807
Free Event

The whole family can enjoy Halloween at this free event with a costume contest and trick-or-treating at the shops on St. George Street.

Last Sunday Open Mic Poetry

3:00 to 4:30 p.m. on the last Sunday of the month
Free Event

Share your own poems or read some favorites at this Open Mic session on the last Sunday or each month.

Creatures of the Night

Oct. 26, 27, & 28, 2018, 5:30 – 7:00pm

This Halloween, do your trick-or-treating at the zoo during the Alligator Farm’s Creatures of the Night event.

Haunted Barn 2018

Fridays & Saturdays from October 5 – 28, 2018

Visitors can get spooked at this Haunted House that will be set up at Rype & Readi's Downtown Farm Market!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Pumpkin Patches in St. Augustine

Throughout the month of October in 2018

Pumpkins and fall festivals abound in St. Augustine during the month of October.

These St. Augustine restaurants and bars offer live music on Mondays throughout the year.

Lil Dickey "Life Lessons Tour"

Monday, October 29, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Rapper and comedian Lil Dickey will bring his “Life Lessons Tour” to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with special guests Mustard and Oliver Tree.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Pumpkin Patches in St. Augustine

Throughout the month of October in 2018

Pumpkins and fall festivals abound in St. Augustine during the month of October.

Jaws of the Sea

October 2, 4, 16, and 30, 2018 | 10 – 11 a.m.
(904) 209-0335
Free Event

Everything you ever wanted to know about sharks, and an opportunity to find some shark teeth for your collection!

Woman's Exchange Christmas in October Luncheons

October 23, 26, & 30, and November 1, 6, 9, & 13, 2018
(904) 829-5064

Enjoy a St. Augustine tradition and attend one of the Woman’s Exchange Christmas in October Luncheons at the Peña-Peck House Museum.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Pumpkin Patches in St. Augustine

Throughout the month of October in 2018

Pumpkins and fall festivals abound in St. Augustine during the month of October.

These St. Augustine restaurants and bars offer live music on Wednesdays throughout the year.

Farmers Market at the Pier

Every Wednesday
(904) 347-8007
Free Event

Find fresh, local foods, hand-crafted items, fresh herbs and much more at this beachfront farmers market.

Saltwater Fishing Clinics 101

5 Wednesdays Oct. 17 – Nov. 14, 9 - 11 a.m.
(904) 209-0335
603 Euclid Ave.
Free Event

Five lessons are offered over five weeks in this series of free clinics on saltwater fishing.

Spooky Sunset Paddle

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 5 – 7 p.m.

This Halloween, take a sunset kayak tour that focuses on the "magical" properties of the landscape as seen by the area's Native Americans.